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Microcerculus bambla


11.5 cm.

  • Dark brown lores and ear-coverts
  • Blackish-brown crown and upperparts
  • Dark chocolate-brown wings with conspicious white bar
  • Very short dark tail
  • Dull greyish chin, darker grey throat
  • Grey-brown chest, darker brown belly and flanks, faintly barred
  • caurensis with brighter rufous upperparts, albigularis like caurensis but with paler throat

Sexes similar, juveniles without wingbar and with more scaly underparts


Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela.
An uncommon but widely distributed species.


Three subspecies recognized:


Moist lowland forests with wet understorey and rich in rotting logs.
Occurs from sea-level up to 1100m, sometimes higher. Usually at lower levels than Flutist Wren.



Seen feeding on moths, worms, spiders, orthopterans and tiny frogs.
Forages on the ground or very low in the vegetation. Often around rotten logs and detritus from rotting trees, rarely explores leaf litter.


Two described nests were in a cavity in a termite nest, probably previously made by Yellow-billed Jacamar. In each nest one nestling was found.


This is a sedentary species. Apparently sedentary.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2015. IOC World Bird Names (version 5.2). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved June 2015)

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